Today I'm linking up with the Style Me Bloggers to share our summer travel plans. I've got a lot of fun things coming up in the next few months, but I think I'll wait and share them as they happen.
Although I wrote about camping and hiking this week, I really prefer my travel to include hotels, shopping, and nice restaurants. Maybe some beach time with a fruity drink in hand.
Having said that, I've got a secret dream vacation that's been percolating in the back of my brain for years: to rent a deluxe motor home and go on an ultimate road trip around the U.S. I'm 99% sure I could never get my husband to go for it, but I'd love to be gone for at least a year, and hit every state. There's so many wonderful sights to see, but these are some of the highlights...
--Mt. Rushmore. When we moved from North Carolina to Seattle in 1977, my parents drove right by Mt. Rushmore and didn't stop. I think by the time we got to South Dakota they were done. But I really want to see those big President's faces carved in stone.
--The biggest ball of twine. Have you seen the movie "Michael"? I'm kind of like John Travolta's character, and I love to visit quirky roadside attractions. There's some debate over which state actually houses the biggest ball, but any of them will do.
--Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona. In fourth grade I did a class presentation on the Hopi Indians and their adobe buildings, and I've been fascinated by them every since.
--The Cadillac Ranch in Texas. This public art installation was created in 1974. It consists of junk cadillacs half buried nose first in the ground, at an angle similar to the great pyramid in Egypt. I really need to see this.
--Key West, Florida. The southernmost point of the continental US is reached by a 113 mile, 42-bridge highway. It's an eccentric, wacky island town home to writers, artists and retirees. Plus gorgeous beaches, where I can probably get that fruity drink.
I'm constantly adding to this trip in my mind. It would probably take two years to see everything! Better start working on my husband now.
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